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Geography and science in Britain, 1831-1939 : a study of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Author: Charles W J Withers
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an examination of the geography of science and the science of geography in 19th and early 20th century Britain and the British Empire, using as its central example the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W J Withers
ISBN: 9780719079764 0719079764
OCLC Number: 660559760
Description: xvii, 278 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : histories and geographies of science --
Geographies of civic science : the British Association at work --
The science of geography in the British Association --
The dominion of science and geographies of empire : the BAAS overseas, 1884-1929 --
Hierarchy, distribution, connection : geography as a science of the physical world --
Measurement, exploration and ethnology : geography and the human sciences --
Science, education, and the 'crisis' in geography, 1910-c. 1939 --
Conclusion : the British Association, geographies of science, and the science of geography.
Responsibility: Charles W.J. Withers.

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